Gareth Bale: Stunning Photos As Ex Real Madrid Icon Makes PGA Tour Golf Debut
- Real Madrid legend Gareth Bale will play in the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week
- The tournament is expected to attract over 300 participants - 157 professional golfers and 156 amateurs
- US Open winner, Matt Fitzpatrick is scheduled to compete, as are Jordan Spieth and Luke Donald Read
Gareth Bale's life after calling time on his football career has begun in earnest.
The former Tottenham and Real Madrid icon, who retired from football last month, is participating in this week's PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The 33-year-old has been enjoying rounds of golf since he was a youngster, though he only started taking the sport seriously in the last decade.
The annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am pitches professional golfers with random celebrities, competing across three courses in California, USA.
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The event is not an official tournament, in football terms, it is more equivalent to a pre-season friendly competition, per Livescore.
Bale is featuring in his first major golf tourney after hanging his boots.
Here are photos of Bale's debut appearance at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am:
Bale to play in PGA Tour
Former Real Madrid star Gareth Bale retired from football after 17 years as a professional.
The retired Welsh attacker announced that he will be taking part in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. The total prize fund for the tournament sits at a whopping $9 million.
It's no surprise that Bale will be competing in a golf tournament. The Welsh legend was nicknamed 'The Golfer' at Real Madrid and sometimes drew criticism from the Spanish media for playing golf a few days before games.
Gareth Bale retires from football
Sports Brief earlier reported that after 17 years as a professional footballer, Gareth Bale has made the decision to retire from the sport.
The former Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur star spent last season with Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer, and most recently represented Wales at the FIFA World Cup.
The Welsh attacker has decided to call an end to his playing career, describing it as the best decision he’s ever made, Sky Sports reported.
Source: Sports Brief News